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Vulnerable Populations in the United States offers in-depth data on access to care, quality of care, and health status and updates and summarizes what is currently known regarding the pathways and mechanisms linking vulnerability with poor health and health care outcomes. Vulnerable Populations in the United States proposes a new course of action to improve the health services system and addresses the multifaceted health needs of vulnerable populations.
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Editorial Reviews

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Reviewer: Mariann C. Lovell, PhD, RN (University of Cincinnati School of Nursing)
Description: This book thoroughly examines the issue of vulnerability, from concept to empirical evidence of the determinants of vulnerability to the evaluation of programs that address vulnerable populations in the United States. It is logically organized and provides current data using easy-to-understand charts, graphs and tables.
Purpose: The purpose is to call attention to the inequitable health and healthcare experiences of vulnerable populations in the United States. It proposes a framework to study the vulnerable populations and evaluates programs aimed at reducing health disparities.
Audience: According to the authors, the book is written for academics (students and researchers alike) as well as for practitioners. In my opinion, the book is very useful for healthcare workers, including nurses and physicians, program planners, such as health department administrators, and for policy makers.
Features: This is the only book that I know of that so thoroughly covers vulnerability — from presenting a well researched framework to analyzing the determinants of vulnerability to a proposal to resolve health disparities in vulnerable populations. Community determinants and the mechanisms of vulnerability are particularly well covered. The book's organization makes it easy to follow. The extensive glossary allows understanding by even the novice inquirer into vulnerable populations
Assessment: I have reviewed a number of books looking for meaningful content to help my students understand and work with vulnerable populations. This is the most comprehensive, yet understandable book on the topic.

4 Stars! from Doody
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780787969585
  • Publisher: Wiley, John & Sons, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 12/3/2004
  • Series: Public Health/Vulnerable Populations Series, #2
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 336
  • Product dimensions: 7.05 (w) x 9.29 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Meet the Author

Leiyu Shi is co-director, Johns Hopkins Primary Care PolicyCenter; director, DrPH Program Taiwan Cohort; and director, AsiaMPH Program. He is also professor of health policy and managementat the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.

Gregory D. Stevens is assistant professor of familymedicine at the Keck School of Medicine of the University ofSouthern California.

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Table of Contents

1 A general framework to study vulnerable populations 1
2 The community determinants and mechanisms of vulnerability 32
3 Disparities in health care access, quality, and health status : the influence of individual risk factors 85
4 Disparities in health care access, quality, and health status : the influence of multiple risk factors 131
5 Current strategies to serve vulnerable populations 171
6 Resolving disparities in the United States 203
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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 18, 2006

    A book with insight and skillfully written

    This is definitely the easiest-to-read book I have seen on health issues among the uninsured and minorities. It is very balanced and skillfully brings together a lot of information. It gave me some good ideas for how to redesign some of the health care programs that my community clinic offers. I'd recommend this to other clinics and students of medicine, public health, social work, and anybody interested in care for the poor and underserved.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 19, 2006

    It's a convincing, moving book...

    I just got back from seeing Al Gore's movie on global climate change, and had some home work for my social work class. Feeling kind of motivated to 'make a difference', I picked up this assigned book, and even though it's a textbook, I read until almost 4am. I couldn't put this book has so much to say on health disparities, it actually got me upset that the U.S. has not done much to address this problem. It's a perfect book to get energized about solving health disparities.

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